Congratulations to all the lightning paddlers in the region who have paddled this year.
The North West Lightning Series runs alongside the Hasler Marathon races and takes in all the races in the North West - Chester, Macclesfield, Trentham & Runcorn. This year Duddon joined the region and it has been great to welcome their troop of smiling youngsters full of enthusiasm and camaraderie. It has also helped increase the numbers at the North West events which can only be a good thing.
The winners of the 2012/2013 North West Lightning series are:
U10 Boys Josh Gregory Duddon
U10 Girls Jess Proctor Trentham
U12 Boys Owen Wilson Duddon
U12 Girls Victoria Longstaff Duddon
Team Trophy: Duddon
Congratulations to Victoria Longstaff on winning all her races and getting maximum points, and to Jess Proctor, Lewis Proctor, Owen Wilson, Victoria Longstaff and Ruth McKenny on attending all the races in the region.
The team trophy was closely contested between Trentham and Duddon this year, with Trentham putting in a strong team at the Trentham race but Duddon managing to maintain their lead finishing with a fantastic score of 547.
In total 26 youngsters competed in the events – I hope you all enjoyed your racing and look forward to seeing you all on the water for the next season of racing.
Prize giving will be at the Chester Marathon on the revised date of Sunday 27th October. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes will be presented along with the perpetual trophies for each class and the team trophy.
The first race of the next series is the Chester race on 27th October.
Happy paddling and a big thank you to all the coaches, helpers and parents who have supported all the youngsters.